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  1. Genetic aspects for the behaviour of lactating sows towards humans

    Contributor(s):: Kecman, J., Neu, J., Göres, N., Voß, B., Rosner, F., Kemper, N., Swalve, H. H.

  2. Selection for reduced fear of humans changes intra-specific social behavior in red junglefowl - implications for chicken domestication

    Contributor(s):: Gjoen, J., Jensen, P.

  3. A bibliometric analysis of past and emergent trends in animal welfare science

    Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Nicol, C. J.

  4. Changes in the welfare of mink (Neovison vison) with date of assessment in the winter and growth periods have limited effects on the overall WelFur categorisation

    Contributor(s):: Marsboll, A. F., Henriksen, B. I. F., Hansen, B. K., Moller, S. H.

  5. Purchasing popular purebreds: investigating the influence of breed-type on the pre-purchase motivations and behaviour of dog owners

    Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Murphy, D., Farnworth, M. J.

  6. Enhancing the Selection and Performance of Working Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Otto, C. M., Udell, M. A. R., Hall, N. J., Johnston, A. M., MacLean, E. L.

  7. Selection on ultrasonic call rate in neonatal rats affects low frequency, but not ultrasonic, vocalizations in adults

    Contributor(s):: Lesch, Raffaela, Orozco, Andrea, Shilling, Margaret, Zimmerberg, Betty, Fitch, W. Tecumseh

  8. Behavioural reactivity, social and cognitive abilities of Vietnamese and Pitman–Moore weaned piglets

    Contributor(s):: Val-Laillet, David, Tallet, Céline, Guérin, Carole, Meunier-Salaün, Marie-Christine

    Miniature pigs are increasingly used as alternative models in biomedical research, but little is known about their behavioural reactivity. However this should be taken into account when selecting breeds. In the present study, behavioural reactivity, social and cognitive abilities of 63 weaned...

  9. Selection for wheat digestibility affects emotionality and feeding behaviours in broiler chicks

    Contributor(s):: Pelhaitre, Alice, Mignon-Grasteau, Sandrine, Bertin, Aline

    In poultry farming, selection for high production, as for growth rate or feed efficiency, may be associated with risks for animal welfare. In this study, we tested whether divergent selection for a new trait linked to feed efficiency, i.e. digestibility, had correlated side effects on the...

  10. Early life behavioural differences in wild caught and domesticated sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)

    Contributor(s):: Benhaïm, David, Péan, Samuel, Lucas, Gaël, Blanc, Nancy, Chatain, Béatrice, Bégout, Marie-Laure

    Behavioural studies comparing hatchery and wild-caught fish are useful to improve selection for aquaculture and restocking programmes. We examined swimming behaviour characteristics in wild captured and domesticated sea bass juveniles before and after eliciting a startle response at 8 different...

  11. Evolution of facial muscle anatomy in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kaminski, J., Waller, B. M., Diogo, R., Hartstone-Rose, A., Burrows, A. M.

    Domestication shaped wolves into dogs and transformed both their behavior and their anatomy. Here we show that, in only 33,000 y, domestication transformed the facial muscle anatomy of dogs specifically for facial communication with humans. Based on dissections of dog and wolf heads, we show that...

  12. Corrigendum: Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function

    Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Cobb, M. L., Wilsson, E.

  13. Feed resource selection of Criollo goats is the result of an interaction between plant resources, condensed tannins and Haemonchus contortus infection

    Contributor(s):: Torres-Fajardo, Rafael Arturo, González-Pech, Pedro Geraldo, Ventura-Cordero, Javier, Ortíz-Ocampo, Guadalupe Isabel, Sandoval-Castro, Carlos Alfredo, Torres-Acosta, Juan Felipe Jesús

    The tropical deciduous forest (TDF) is an ecosystem with a heterogeneous array of plant species containing different condensed tannin (CT) content. Recent studies explored the effect of polyethylene glycol (PEG) or Haemonchus contortus infection on the intake and feed resource selection of goats....

  14. Editorial: Working Dogs: Form and Function

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    Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Cobb, M. L., Wilsson, E.

  15. Preventing skeletal and neurological problems in guide dogs for the blind and other working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Evans, K. M., Lewis, T. W.

  16. How Wolves Turned into Dogs and How Dogs Are Valuable in Meeting Human Social Needs

    Contributor(s):: Kurt Kotrschal

    A wealth of recent behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic results allows us to draw a new, comprehensive picture of the human-wolf-dog relationship. Dogs originated from wolves 35,000 years ago, mainly via selection for tameness. Wolves were probably spiritual partners and hunting buddies of...

  17. Using Scent Detection Dogs in Conservation Settings: A Review of Scientific Literature Regarding Their Selection

    Contributor(s):: Sarah C. Beebe, Tiffani J. Howell, Pauleen C. Bennett

    Dogs are widely used for scent detection work, assisting in searches for, among other things, missing persons, explosives, and even cancers. They are also increasingly used in conservation settings, being deployed for a range of diverse purposes. Although scent detecting dogs have been used in...

  18. Validation of a selection protocol of dogs involved in animal-assisted intervention

    Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Pitteri, Elisa, Adamelli, Serena, Bonichini, Sabrina, Farina, Luca, Marinelli, Lieta

  19. Consistency in European seabass coping styles: a life-history approach

    Contributor(s):: Ferrari, S., Millot, S., Leguay, D., Chatain, B., Begout, M. L.

    Recent years have seen a growth of interest in the consistent differences in individual behaviour over time and contexts constituting the so-called "individual coping styles". An understanding of this inter-individual variation is essential to improve our knowledge of the adaptive value of...

  20. Purebred dogs and canine wellbeing

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeppsson, S.

    Breeders of purebred dogs usually have several goals they want to accomplish, of which canine wellbeing is one. The purpose of this article is to investigate what we ought to do given this goal. Breeders typically think that they fulfil their wellbeing-related duties by doing the best they can...